I was pretty surprised to hear this news of idol JB being cast in his next acting gig, MBC’s When A Man Loves, because I’d seen him in Dream High 2 and… Let’s just say that while he may not be the most terrible actor ever… okay, I can’t finish that sentence because he may in fact be the most terrible actor ever. Who keeps giving him roles? Why?
JB will play the younger brother to the heroine, played by Shin Se-kyung (Fashion King), and on the upside the role isn’t too far off from his real life — the character is a trainee with a major talent agency. On the other hand, he played an idol in Dream High 2, and we all saw how that turned out…
(Okay, I’m going to stop harping on Dream High 2 now. But seriously, have you seen it? You have to blame the slapdash writing for a lot of the badness, but JB was also very bad in the role. Sweet, but bad. I think Yunho finally has competition.)
JB’s character has a bright personality and charming ways, and serves as the “lovable Cupid” in the love triangle that unfolds around his noona, as she gets romanced by Song Seung-heon (Dr. Jin) and Yeon Woo-jin (Arang and the Magistrate). Although one wonders, how good a Cupid are you if you’ve entangled three people in a love triangle? Get your arrows straight!
When a Man Loves is described as a melodrama surrounding a gangster who falls for a poor but hardworking woman. Too bad he’s married (to Chae Jung-ahn), and the drama unfolds around the intertwining lives of its four leads. Yeesh, I’ll say. The series premieres in April.
Via My Daily
- First stills from Song Seung-heon’s When a Man Loves
- Chae Jung-ahn to play Song Seung-heon’s wife
- Yeon Woo-jin joins When A Man Loves
- Song Seung-heon picks new drama, When A Man Loves
- Dream High 2: Series Wrap-up
- Dream High 2: Episode 1